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September / October 2019 Recap

Another Recap – and another super late post! I’m excited to look back over my September / October makes today, halfway through December. I think next year, I’ll be switching to quarterly instead of bi-monthly recaps, because I just can’t seem to keep up!! Over the two months I’m recapping today, I made 12 new garments – my three favorites were the matching outfits I made for our family for our tiny girl’s first birthday! I did more “selfless” sewing over this period than usual, and also did a little scrap busting by sewing up a headband out of some leftover leggings fabric. I didn’t include any photos here, but that has probably been my most worn item from this period!

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sewing the Roksi Trio Dress in sequins
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Sewing with Sequins

Can you believe that I MADE this gorgeous sequined dress? The full details of this make are over on the Minerva Blog today, but I wanted to take a quick moment here on my own blog to talk about sewing with sequins! This was something that seemed very daunting to me, and ended up being no. big. thing. So I thought I would walk you through my process. (PS – I do NOT claim to be any sequin sewing expert, and it is entirely plausible that I had beginner’s luck with this one! But I’m sharing my experience nonetheless. And also hoping it wasn’t beginner’s luck, because my second sequin fabric arrived in the mail yesterday!!).

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sewing the Jarrah Sweatshirt
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The Ochre Jarrah

I’ve got another blog post live over at Minerva today! I am very excited to share this one with you guys – I made this Jarrah Sweatshirt back in the sweltering Texas summer, but now that it has started to cool down it has really proven to be a great piece in my wardrobe!

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sewing the Tres Belle Dress
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Wacky Wednesday – Tres Belle Dress

There are few things more satisfying as a sewist than finally turning a fabric you’ve been holding onto for years into a garment that you know that you’re going to wear all the time. This is one of those garments! I’m here today to convince you (though it won’t take much convincing) that you need this pattern. And it is only $1, so I think we’re gonna be on the same page here. 🙂

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